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Clara [CA]
23-06-08, 06:48
I'll translate this in a few hours and will also scan ultra HQ version, but I thought I'd already share these ;)
Nothing new in the article :(

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/th_0001.jpg (http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/0001.jpg) http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/th_0002.jpg (http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/0002.jpg)http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/th_0003.jpg (http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/0003.jpg)http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/th_0004.jpg (http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/0004.jpg)
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/th_0005.jpg (http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/0005.jpg) http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/th_0006.jpg (http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/0006.jpg) http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/th_0007.jpg (http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/0007.jpg)

Translation :
For an adventure about to launch her to the top of her career, Lara is taking a dive into evolution.
By Julien Lemarchal

More than a symbol, an icon. To the entire world, Lara Croft has been the very first face of a videogame, an avatar finally realistic. Beyond the generous silhouette that marked the mind of thousands of young and less young gamers, Miss Croft is part of an endangered specie. Flawless guardian of a flame about to go off, the adventure at its most exotic sense, strong and supple action, the beauty can also use her neurons. With well-balanced puzzles implying exploration, observation as well as pure reflection, Tomb Raider is one of the rare titles where simple things, like opening a door or triggering a mechanism can fill the gamer with a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment. Going through time and generations of consoles without a wrinkle, becoming even better as time goes by (except for a few mishaps), Lara arouses jealousy and covetousness : few franchises grew old as good as hers. And although it's already her third appearance on 360, she's taking a definitive visual step. A foot into the old-gen and one into the next - as it was the case for Legend and Anniversary - it's really over now. The beauty chose her side, the one of the visual excellence, level with the most ambitious games of the moment. An evolution touching the game structure itself : environments, that in the past were already impressive, have gained a lot in volume and complexity, adapting to Lara's new abilities. More flexibility, more possibilities, the exploration can be easier thanks to the various paths and tools. Traditional metallic poles around which Lara swings can now be freely put in place. Professionals of the jumps adjusted-to-the-millimeter will find a worthy challenge, while the less experienced gamers will chose a less perilous path. A choice that you'll also find in the action : pacify or eliminate her enemies, it's the gamer's choice.

To be continued
The will of Crystal Dynamics teams is to close the trilogy with coherence. Still on the track of her roots and her identity since the Legend episode, the explorer keeps searching for her mother. It's an ancient legend about a mythic weapon, Thor's Hammer, that will be the start of this new adventure. This ancient and forgotten power could destroy civilizations as well as distort space-time. Will Lara finally spot some light on her past ? Will she find the answers to all the interrogations left unsolved in the previous episodes ? The adventure begins when we discover the raider, dressed in a brand new swimsuit, standing on the deck of a small yacht. You barely have the time to admire the postcard view before diving to explore the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, in search of the famous Hammer and the underworld. Deep in the Big Blue, then. Lara has never been affraid of getting wet, but this time the aquatic element is an integral part of some levels. Forget the smalls pools, the next stop is the abyss. The underwater relief progressively appears, revealing a huge amount of visual details. Rocks, coral reefs, aquatic fauna and flora, everything is there, including sharks. It's difficult to take your eyes off of the adventurer though, not for her plastic qualities, but for the whole set of animations highlighting the underwater atmosphere. The move of her flippers to stay on a certain level, the trickle of bubbles going upto the surface... everything is making your immersion deeper and deeper ! Just for the record, Lara has now a set of 1,700 different moves. For the occasion, the team used the motion capture technique with the help of a professional gymnast.

Brain-teaser
This visit of the underwater bottom is also the occasion to work hard on some puzzles; faithful to the series traditions, they imply collecting key-objects as well as manipulating complex mechanisms; some have more than one solution, others are closely intricated. In case of a dead-end, the gamer isn't left alone anymore, thanks to a two level help option allowing you to get a hint or the entire solution to the puzzle. And despite the recurrent presence of these brain-teaser phases, the general orientation of the title aims at a more present and more epic action. We will of course find new abilities for combat (see below), but also memorable moments like boss fights. Besides, the slightly old process of the Interactive Cutscenes has been replaced by sequences called "Adrenaline Moments" : the action happens in slow motion and Lara has only a few seconds to get out of the immediate danger, whether it is environmental or more organic, wild animals and corrupted treasure hunters being a little bit clingy to the explorer's boots. Besides, some old enemies, almost intimate with the damsel, will be back. Above all of this, everything is new, including the visited places that will all be original. Mediterranean Sea and Mexico were part of the presented levels, but Eidos isn't lifting the veil on the rest. But our money is on locations charged with history and mythology, and that the famous Croft Manor will be an obligatory stage. Another unknown factor is the presence of motorbike phases, like in Legend. Levels, wide and with ruins linked to each other by different paths, could benefit from the presence of a vehicule. Many unknown factors whose answers will be slowly distilled as time goes by. Because Lara's ability to make the atmosphere warmer by the second isn't a surprise anymore.

Camera, Action !
Accomplished gymnast, Lara ? She didn't have two left feet, yet now she's surpassing herself. Used to grand circles on horizontal bars, from now on she can also stand on these or roll on a beam, and she's been improving the independance of her limbs too. Hanging from a pole or climbing, she'll be able to hold a gun in one hand and ensure her grip with the other. And since we're talking gear, she's got a quality choice : multi-task grapple, spear-gun, sticky grenades, camera and PDA with a 3D engine will complete an already substantial equipment.

On her skin
Soberly called CDC, the new graphic engine of Tomb Raider offers lots of possibilities to make the environment more convincing and realistic. The wind in the trees, the moves of the seaweed under the waves of the flippers are good examples of the techniques used to blow life into the levels. Lights changing according to the hour and weather effects make the feeling even stronger. Of course, they don't forget to highlight the superstar with a skin catching the light and the color atmosphere of the place she's in. And we can't even describe you decently the textures of her new swimsuit !

Pics
- The Kraken will only bow before your ingeniosity, not your srength.
- Watching attentively the environment is essential to progress.
- Some levels could be entirely underwater.
- The legend of the Kraken takes place in the medieval Scandinavian folklore.
- Wide, high rooms with intricated puzzles. Think !
- Two times puzzle : collecting objects and triggering mechanisms.
- Ambidextrous, Lara can now shoot in every situation, even tense.
- You can distinctively see the water pouring naturally along the walls.
- Aim at one target or two, it's your choice.
- Showing off much, Lara ? Turning a cartwheel can be a way to avoid bullets though.
- Who says new engine says new (generous) modelling for our adventurer.
- Lara's atheltic abilities will be pushed more than once.
- Against fierce sharks, there's more than one option, like grenades or spear-gun.

-Roli-
23-06-08, 06:49
WOW! Thank you! :hug:

KC Mraz
23-06-08, 06:53
Thanks! :tmb:. Looks like the media drought is officially gone! :D.

Rivendell
23-06-08, 06:59
Cheers Clara! :tmb:

Conway
23-06-08, 07:00
Fantastic. Thanks, Clara! Some are new to me.

She looks great here.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/0002.jpg

The new underwater shots looks good too.

Nick56music
23-06-08, 07:11
Wonderful, I like the screenshot with the Kraken whose tentacles are flying around and Lara has to shoot to stop that.

daventry
23-06-08, 07:14
Translation please and thank you. :hug:

abdul wahab
23-06-08, 07:21
That shot is awsome:hug:

Tear
23-06-08, 07:21
Ahh! Amazing!!:yik:

I love that second render! And those underwater shots look so incredible!

Wait... is it just me? She got a whole lot more booty since the last game!
No seriously, in that pic where she's staring down Underpus, she's got this big ol' booty just winking us in the face!! I mean, I know we saw the first pic of her bum a while ago, but I didn't know it was that big.:eek:

Wow. I'm sorry, just really hyped.:D

:yah:

powerslave666
23-06-08, 07:26
thanks..
looks awesome:D

navinloveslara
23-06-08, 07:27
I LOVE that new picture on the "DOSSIERS" page!

MUST find it in a render!

wilou
23-06-08, 07:30
Thanks Clara.

I don't need a translation to read:ton:

pop_raider
23-06-08, 07:39
WOW! Eidos please release that warer artwork on the cover PLEASE!

Angelx14
23-06-08, 07:43
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/0002.jpg

She looks like Asian there xD

Tomb of Legends
23-06-08, 07:44
Not really.

Just very young. Which is a good thing.

pop_raider
23-06-08, 07:44
Guys, I found the cover in high resolution but it still is small:

http://i28.************/9h6exd.jpg

Shrantellatessa
23-06-08, 07:48
Merci, Clara :tmb:

danny.rex
23-06-08, 07:49
:jmp: more TRU magazine articles :jmp:
many thanks for the scans, and love the screens and the renders

and thanks Pop Raider for the render

Tomb of Legends
23-06-08, 07:58
Good work Pop!

Where did you find it and why havent we been givin it by Eidos and TLR?

pop_raider
23-06-08, 08:05
Good work Pop!

Where did you find it and why havent we been givin it by Eidos and TLR?

I found it on www.jeux-france.com

I am sure Eidos will release it soon.

No probleme everyone! happy to post something new for once :D

Only TR lover
23-06-08, 08:12
I found it on www.jeux-france.com (http://www.jeux-france.com)

I am sure Eidos will release it soon.

No probleme everyone! happy to post something new for once :D

Isn't that fan made art... I think that you can even find it in our fan art section of the forum. ???
BTW Her hair is even shorter now?!

Thanks Clara for posting :D :D

navinloveslara
23-06-08, 08:14
Good work Pop!

Where did you find it and why havent we been givin it by Eidos and TLR?

Yes, thanks, Pop!

Amazing picture!:jmp:

Crystal girl
23-06-08, 08:16
A new pic! And is beautiful :eek: Thank you Clara for posting :D

MiCkiZ88
23-06-08, 08:25
Thank's Clara! :hug:

I think Lara looks stunning on the new renders. Younger, sure.. but that's a given thanks to complaints of hag Lara. :p

Lara.Jolie7
23-06-08, 08:34
Will the game under water things be realistic as they renders?

I hate see those amazing renders and play a game who didn't came close to this :(

nomedo
23-06-08, 08:37
thank you Clara. great scans :wve:

Lena-Lara
23-06-08, 08:37
Wow the new underwater pic looks stunning!
I only wish they wouldn't have made her hair that short... :(

navinloveslara
23-06-08, 08:52
Wow the new underwater pic looks stunning!
I only wish they wouldn't have made her hair that short... :(

I think they're just that short in the renders, they look longer in normal screenshots;).

john_york
23-06-08, 09:11
Guys, I found the cover in high resolution but it still is small:

http://i28.************/9h6exd.jpg

Who's that driving the yacht? :pi:

Carbonek_0051
23-06-08, 09:12
Who's that driving the yacht? :pi:

Possibly Z & A...

:whi:

woot woot:pi:

*waits to be stoned by GROZAA members*

KC Mraz
23-06-08, 09:12
Isn't that fan made art... I think that you can even find it in our fan art section of the forum. ???

Yup. It's fan art: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=2804066&postcount=1176

Drone
23-06-08, 09:19
cool, underpus looks angry at last :D

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/0007.jpg

in this pic Lara can walk on the bottom of the ocean? Something new in their engine :D

James-Croft
23-06-08, 09:31
Merci.

I'm french, so this is cool.

Merci beaucoup pour les scans. :jmp:

zizou
23-06-08, 09:33
Thank you Clara for posting. :hug:
Great scans. ;)

lovechin
23-06-08, 09:35
Man, after seeing this I don't wanna go to work! :hea:


thanks for the scans, tho! :hug:

BoyTRaider
23-06-08, 09:35
Thank you Clara for the scans:)!


Alright, I know that most of you will probably bash me for saying this.. but on the first two scans, I really don't like the way Lara looks at all. She just.. I don't know.. doesn't look Lara-ish to me. And also, really cartoony to say the least. The way her facial expressions are angrily emoted don't flow realisticly at all, and sort of gives me an out of place proportion. I am not saying that this is the final product in no way or fashion. I am just judging those two first pics through my perspection.

tomblover
23-06-08, 09:36
Who's that driving the yacht? :pi: Larson? *Runs and hides from folk pelting stones at me*

Really awesome, I spotted at least 2 new screens too. Merci beaucoup, Clara! :D

daventry
23-06-08, 09:44
I think thats a Cutsene from after the Temple Room with the Octopus, so the Yacht is chasing towards Lara whle she is fighting the Shark.

So you might say, we now know how the Level Starts by Lara going under water to the Temple fighting off Sharks, then we go to Underpuss and later we go to the Surface with the Final Cutscene.

http://i28.************/9h6exd.jpg

I mean, i can even lay out the Whole Level for you guys. The same goes for the Myan Level

KC Mraz
23-06-08, 09:50
^ One question: How can you lay out a level with a fake picture (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=2804066&postcount=1176)?.



The same goes to everyone else: The yacht pic is fake, fan art, not official, fake fake as hell. Doesn't mean anything. The image is not official you people, that pic is a lie!, lie!, all lie!!1!!!1!

nomedo
23-06-08, 09:58
daventry, Anas art is made from the render, its not an official render, and its not from the game. all the games have had renders and wallpapers as marketing online and in magazines. of course they try to reflect the feeling of the game, but they have nothing to do with actual gameplay or location layout :wve:

No_more_bullets
23-06-08, 10:01
Yeah, someone (Anna Croft i presume from the bottom right sig) has touched up the origional Lara/sharks render by making the yacht look like it's moving and given Lara some extensions.

george_croft
23-06-08, 10:01
Who's that driving the yacht? :pi:

The original (http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd262/Smog909/IMG_0534.jpg?t=1213893216)doesn't have someone driving the yacht. ;)

Message to the Kteb and Larson appreciators - the is NO man on the yatch, and both Kurtis and Larson are dead. k? Don't get all excited for nothing. :p

john_york
23-06-08, 10:07
The original (http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd262/Smog909/IMG_0534.jpg?t=1213893216)doesn't have someone driving the yacht. ;)

Ah, right.

ANoDE
23-06-08, 10:08
Thanks for posting!
Great scans! :tmb:

KC Mraz
23-06-08, 10:11
Message to the Kteb and Larson appreciators - the is NO man on the yatch, and both Kurtis and Larson are dead. k? Don't get all excited for nothing. :p

Lol

Carbonek_0051
23-06-08, 10:12
Message to the Kteb and Larson appreciators - the is NO man on the yatch, and both Kurtis and Larson are dead. k? Don't get all excited for nothing. :p

:vlol:










Indeed:pi:

Bumio
23-06-08, 10:17
cool, thanks for the scans :)

daventry
23-06-08, 10:22
Good thing i dident start yet, but its very convincing stuff. :p

KC, the Cake is a Lie, not just the screens. Dont trust the Cake. :vlol:

nomedo
23-06-08, 10:31
The original (http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd262/Smog909/IMG_0534.jpg?t=1213893216)doesn't have someone driving the yacht. ;)

Message to the Kteb and Larson appreciators - the is NO man on the yatch, and both Kurtis and Larson are dead. k? Don't get all excited for nothing. :p

i really hope they are alive! cause if they are dead, they're probably in underworld/avalon/atlantis :ton:

Aquarius_D
23-06-08, 10:35
Ahh! Amazing!!:yik:

I love that second render! And those underwater shots look so incredible!

Wait... is it just me? She got a whole lot more booty since the last game!
No seriously, in that pic where she's staring down Underpus, she's got this big ol' booty just winking us in the face!! I mean, I know we saw the first pic of her bum a while ago, but I didn't know it was that big.:eek:

Wow. I'm sorry, just really hyped.:D

:yah:

more booty = :jmp:

Alex Fly
23-06-08, 10:54
Woot ! Thanks for posting, Clara ! :jmp: :tmb:

I can see an amazing new render.

I'm going to read it now... :)

Clara [CA]
23-06-08, 11:28
You're welcome :hug: I'm starting the translation now :)

AshesBorn
23-06-08, 11:32
Clara [CA]
Awesome!
Can't wait... :jmp:

Nemo_91
23-06-08, 11:33
Great scans! Thanks for posting Clara :tmb:

Rexie
23-06-08, 11:40
i really hope they are alive! cause if they are dead, they're probably in underworld/avalon/atlantis :ton:

DOOL the hell plot thankyou very much.


and at the scans :

:yik: Thankyou :hug:

MichaelK@NK
23-06-08, 12:17
THNX so much for this! Lara looks even better than she did the other day. ;)

bloodstormaoa
23-06-08, 12:34
Thanks Clara :tmb:

navinloveslara
23-06-08, 12:47
Good thing i dident start yet, but its very convincing stuff. :p

KC, the Cake is a Lie, not just the screens. Dont trust the Cake. :vlol:

LOL! I don't see a cake?

Besides, you are the cake!

Even I am the cake!

Everyone who went is!

:vlol:

Zebra
23-06-08, 12:48
WOW!
Awesome! Thank you so much :hug:!

Keir_Eidos
23-06-08, 12:49
WOW! Eidos please release that warer artwork on the cover PLEASE!

Clara, c'est formidable mon petit chou! :D


*that's like... the only French I know, desolé!*

Zebra
23-06-08, 12:52
Clara, c'est formidable mon petit chou! :D


*that's like... the only French I know, desolé!*

Mais non! Tu ne dois pas etre désolé :hug:.

Was that right? My French is a bit crappy :p.

Keir_Eidos
23-06-08, 12:55
Mais non! Tu ne dois pas etre désolé :hug:.

Was that right? My French is a bit crappy :p.

Aww, merci beaucoup mon ami! :hug:

Rexie
23-06-08, 12:57
O_O

errm, dudes...?

Zebra
23-06-08, 13:03
O_O

errm, dudes...?

Oui, Madame?

Nope. Seriously. We're getting OT :(. Guess We'll have to go to the French forums to practise our French a bit :p.

navinloveslara
23-06-08, 13:04
Mais non! Tu ne dois pas etre désolé :hug:.

Was that right? My French is a bit crappy :p.

Aww, merci beaucoup mon ami! :hug:

O_O

errm, dudes...?

:vlol::vlol::vlol:

Nenya awakens
23-06-08, 13:06
Aww, merci beaucoup mon ami! :hug:

has obviously missed out on some man on man action,

keir never waits for me

LOL

""moving swiftly on""

Looks forward to translation :D

Alex Fly
23-06-08, 13:07
This article was a great and interesting reading ! :)

Clara, c'est formidable mon petit chou! :D
Lmao ! I'm quite sure Clara will become red all over the face when she's going to read this. :vlol:

Je ne savais pas que tu savais parler un petit peu le français, Keir ! C'est très bien ! :tmb:

AshesBorn
23-06-08, 13:29
Guys... could you, please, practice russian too? :D

iWANEX
23-06-08, 13:41
OMG, new render!!! I love that new pic!!! Ugg, they need to release all these images in HQ, like, now!!!!

Thanks for the scans!

Clara [CA]
23-06-08, 13:47
OK, one more page and the pictures to go, but here's the first part :

For an adventure that is about to launch her to the top of her career, Lara is taking a dive into evolution.

More than a symbol, an icon. To the entire world, Lara Croft has been the very first face of a videogame, an avatar finally realistic. Beyond the generous silhouette that marked the spirit of thousands of young and less young gamers, Miss Croft is part of an endangered specie. Flawless guardian of a flame about to go off, the adventure at its most exotic sense, strong and supple action, the beauty can also use her neurons. With well-balanced puzzles implying exploration, observation as well as pure reflection, Tomb Raider is one of the rare titles where simple things as opening a door or triggering a mechanism can fill the gamer with a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment. Going through time and generations of consoles without getting wrinkles, becoming even better as time went by (excepting a few mishaps), Lara arouses jealousy and covetousness : few franchises grew old that good. And although it's already her third appearance on 360, she's taking a definitive visual step. A foot into the old-gen and one into the next - as it was the case for Legend and Anniversary - it's really over now. The beauty chose her side, the one of the visual excellence, level with the most ambitious games of the moment. An evolution that touches the game structure itself : environments, that in the past were already impressive, have gained a lot in volume and complexity, adapting to Lara's new abilities. More flexibility, more possibilities, the exploration can be easier thanks to the various paths and tools. Traditional metallic poles around which Lara swings can now be freely put in place. Profesionals of the adjusted-to-the-millimeter jumps will find a worthy challenge, while the less experimented gamers will chose a less perilous path. A choice that you'll also find in the action : between pacify and eliminate her enemies, it's the gamer's choice.

To be continued
The will of Crystal Dynamics teams is to close the trilogy with coherence. Still on the track of her roots and her identity since the Legend episode, the explorer keeps searching her mother. It's an ancient legend about a mythic weapon, Thor's Hammer, which will be the start of this new adventure. This ancient and forgotten power could destroy civilizations as well as distort space-time. Will Lara finally spot some light on her past ? Will she find the answers to all the interrogations left unsolved in the previous episodes ? The adventure begins when we discover the raider dressed in a brand new swimsuit, standing on the deck of a small yacht. You barely have the time to admire the postcard view, then you have to explore the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, in search of the famous Hammer and the underworld. Deep in the Big Blue, then. Lara has never been affraid of getting wet, but this time the aquatic element is an integral part of some levels. Forget the smalls pools, the next stop is the abyss. The underwater relief progressively appears, revealing a huge amount of visual details. Rocks, coral reefs, aquatic fauna and flora, everything is there, including sharks. It's difficult to take your eyes off of the adventurer though, not for her plastic qualities, but for the whole set of animations highlighting the submarine atmosphere. The move of her flippers to stay on a level, the trickle of bubbles going upto the surface... everything is making your immersion deeper and deeper ! Just for the record, Lara has now a set of 1,700 different moves. For the occasion, the team used the motion capture technique with the help of a professional gymnast.

(Translation In Progress...)





(Keir, I'm not even asking who taught you that :D. Et tout le plaisir est pour moi ;))

AshesBorn
23-06-08, 13:59
Clara [CA]
Thank youuuuuu!!! :hug:
You're the best!

tranniversary119
23-06-08, 14:08
Great Scans! Lara look's great.

x2crazyidiot
23-06-08, 14:10
wow, thanks for the translation Clara!!

Angelus
23-06-08, 14:13
Thanks for the scans and translation - it's appreciated. :tmb:

daventry
23-06-08, 14:31
Please put your Translation on the First Post of the Thread, thanks

Clara [CA]
23-06-08, 14:33
Please put your Translation on the First Post of the Thread, thanks
That was the plan when it's over (which it isn't) and re-read (which it isn't).

thevman
23-06-08, 14:40
New pics! :jmp:
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn264/calliscans/0002.jpg

But why does her face look different every time we get a new pic??? :confused:

Thanks for the translation clara! :tmb: We can now move the poles??? That could be interesting. :cln: They say this is the end of the trilogy? Then anniversary counted as part of it? I guess natla now is part of the trilogy. :rolleyes: At least that should end the mommy guest. They do say we are stuck with the search for mommy. :hea: Odd, they mention flippers but we see none??? :confused: Otherwise pretty much concentrates on visuals of next gen.

oocladableeblah
23-06-08, 14:44
Thanks Clara.

daventry
23-06-08, 14:44
I wanna ask a Diving Question.

Is it easy to dive Underwater and breath through the tank, because it feels so Closterphoebick.


When you suck the Air from the Tank, how do you breath out and what is in the Tank and how does it taste.

Clara [CA]
23-06-08, 14:48
Second part...

Brain-teaser
This visit of the submarine bottom is also the occasion to work hard on the puzzles; faithful to the series traditions, they imply collecting key-objects as well as manipulating complex mechanisms; some have more than one solution, others are closely intricated. In case of a dead-end, the gamer isn't left alone anymore, thanks to a two level help option allowing you to get a hintor the entire solution to the puzzle. And despite the recurrent presence of these brain-teaser phases, the general orientation of the title aims at a more present and more epic action. We will of course find new abilities for combat (see the box below), but also memorable moments like boss fights. Besides, the slightly old process of the Interactive Cutscenes has been replaced by sequences called "Adrenaline Moments" : the action happens in slow motion and Lara has only a few seconds to get pout of the immediate danger, whether it is environmental or more organic, wild animals and corrupted treasure hunters being a little bit clingy to the explorer's boots. Besides, some old enemies, almost intimate with the damsel, will be back. Above all of this, everything is new, including the visited places which will all be original. Mediterranean Sea and Mexico were part of the presented levels, but Eidos isn't lifting the veil on the rest. Even if our money is on locations charged with history and mythology, and that the famous Croft Manor will be an obligatory stage. Another unknown factor is the presence of motorbike phases, like in Legend. Levels, wide and with ruins related to each other by different paths could benefit from the presence of a vehicule. Many unknown factors whose answers will be slowly distilled as time goes by. Because Lara's ability to make the atmosphere warmer by the second isn't a surprise anymore.

2kool4u
23-06-08, 14:53
Thanks. i love the render :vlol:

oocladableeblah
23-06-08, 14:53
I wanna ask a Diving Question.

Is it easy to dive Underwater and breath through the tank, because it feels so Closterphoebick.


When you suck the Air from the Tank, how do you breath out and what is in the Tank and how does it taste.

Oxygen is in the tank it could't be anything else you would die, as far as taste it probably taste like nothing. I don't really know about breathing out I've never gone scuba diving, but would love to.

thevman
23-06-08, 14:56
Not much new. But the submarine is! :eek: Multiple solutions... :tmb: But hints or even whole solutions can be accessed? Odd, who wants the game to answer itself? See they explain the adrenilin moments a little more that replace the IC's. Maybe that can work. We heard before that we'll be in full control of lara in these moments instead of doing button prompts. :D

viiinicius___
23-06-08, 15:01
Thank's :hug:

john_york
23-06-08, 15:03
But the submarine is!

I think they're referring to the fact the level is sub-marine (i.e. under the sea). It seems the gist is a little lost in translation.

Yuna´s Wish
23-06-08, 15:05
Thank you a lot Clara :tmb: :hug:

;2805920']Besides, some old enemies, almost intimate with the damsel, will be back.

I hope that´s true :D

Endow
23-06-08, 15:09
I think they're referring to the fact the level is sub-marine (i.e. under the sea). It seems the gist is a little lost in translation.

Most definitely.

Drone
23-06-08, 15:09
hints, adrenaline moments? ....

Clara [CA]
23-06-08, 15:24
And the last part.

Camera, Action !
Accomplished gymnast, Lara ? She didn't have two left feet, yet now she's surpassing herself. Used to grand circles on horizontal bars, from now on she can also stand on these or roll on a beam, and she's been improving the independance of her limbs too. Hanging from a pole or climbing, she'll be able to hold a gun in one hand and ensure her grip with the other. And since we're talking gear, she's got a quality choice : multi-task grapple, spear-gun, sticky grenades, camera and PDA with a 3D engine will complete an already substantial equipment.

On her skin
Soberly called CDC, the new graphic engine of Tomb Raider offers lots of possibilities to make the environment more convincing and realistic. The wind in the trees, the moves of the seaweed under the waves of the flippers are good examples of the techniques used to blow life into the levels. Lights changing according to the hour and weather effects make the feeling even stronger. Of course, they don't forget to highlight the superstar with a skin catching the light and the color atmosphere of the place she's in. And we can't even describe you decently the textures of her new swimsuit !

Pics
- The Kraken will only bow before your ingeniosity, not your srength.
- Watching attentively the environment is essential to progress.
- Some levels could be entirely underwater.
- The legend of the Kraken takes place in the medieval Scandinavian folklore.
- Wide, high rooms with intricated puzzles. Think !
- Two times puzzle : collecting objects and triggering mechanisms.
- Ambidextrous, Lara can now shoot in every situation, even tense.
- You can distinctively see the water pouring naturally along the walls.
- Aim at one target or two, it's your choice.
- Showing off much, Lara ? Turning a cartwheel can be a way to avoid bullets though.
- Who says new engine says new (generous) modelling for our adventurer.
- Lara's atheltic abilities will be pushed more than once.
- Against fierce sharks, there's more than one option, like grenades or spear-gun.

thevman
23-06-08, 15:32
More about looks, not much here. But the last line gives me a grin...:D Sticky grenades on sharks! :eek::mis::vlol:

Evan C.
23-06-08, 15:39
Love you :D

john_york
23-06-08, 15:40
Thanks for all the effort, Clara! :hug:

Zebra
23-06-08, 15:50
Thanks for the translation :tmb:!

ECB
23-06-08, 15:52
Thank you so much!

Lara Croft Fan Joe
23-06-08, 15:56
Light changes according to the hour? :yik:

oocladableeblah
23-06-08, 15:56
;2806013']And the last part.


- Watching attentively the environment is essential to progress.
- Some levels could be entirely underwater.
- Wide, high rooms with intricated puzzles. Think !
- Two times puzzle : collecting objects and triggering mechanisms.
- You can distinctively see the water pouring naturally along the walls.
- Against fierce sharks

omg that sounds so cool. Underwater levels *drools* everything sounds good at least the hints are optional.

Twilight
23-06-08, 16:02
she looks so different.
eh, whatever, as long as the game itself is awesome :)

thnx for the scans/translations.

Clara [CA]
23-06-08, 16:02
(More or less :o) Correct translation added to the first post.

What's new (to me at least) :

- Thor's Hammer can distort space-time
- Some old ennemies are almost intimate with Lara (o.O)

Lenochka
23-06-08, 16:03
Thanks for the scans yo :3

Holy **** is that new render of her amazing, She is as stunning, beautiful and still keeps the kick ass Lara look in her face, simply amazing. :tmb:

The1andOnlyTR
23-06-08, 16:27
Look at this:
:jmp:Still on the track of her roots and her identity since the Legend episode, the explorer keeps searching for her mother.:jmp:
:hug: :jmp: :cln: Sorry to dissapoint you but mommy is back!!! :cln: :jmp: :hug:

TRLegendLuver
23-06-08, 16:32
Ooh, I just can't wait for the game, I don't think its going to come soon enough for me. ;)

Lara Croft Fan Joe
23-06-08, 16:33
;2806107'](More or less :o) Correct translation added to the first post.

What's new (to me at least) :

- Thor's Hammer can distort space-time
- Some old ennemies are almost intimate with Lara (o.O)

WTF! Is Natla a lesbian...?

kthnxbai
23-06-08, 16:36
WTF! Is Natla a lesbisan...?


:ton:


lol......

I thought it referred to the spiders...... I did see them in one pic
:cln:

Nenya awakens
23-06-08, 16:45
I aint seen a picture of the spiders yet, i wonder if we are going to get big boys like in Tr2, i'd love to face off to a Huge trap door in one of the caves or a valley!


:D

The1andOnlyTR
23-06-08, 16:46
;2806107']
- Some old ennemies are almost intimate with Lara (o.O)


Can you say "Welcome Back Larson?!?!?!?!?!

kthnxbai
23-06-08, 16:47
I aint seen a picture of the spiders yet, i wonder if we are going to get big boys like in Tr2, i'd love to face off to a Huge trap door in one of the caves or a valley!


:D


I heard they were supposed to be like that but they looked smaller in the pics....


I'll have a look and see if I can find one :D



Found one....


look at where she's aiming


looks like a spider to me...


but I could be wrong :S


http://www.tombraider.com/upload/img/screenU_25.jpg

nomedo
23-06-08, 16:47
WTF! Is Natla a lesbisan...?

i think that Kurtis will be back to get his Glaive, which lara took in AoD :cln:

Tomb Raider 5194
23-06-08, 16:54
Awesome! :jmp: Thanks Clara! :D

Anarae
23-06-08, 16:57
Thanks for sharing!

Bleh, they're still going with the "woe is me, must find mummy" plot, then? Oy vey. I guess I can always skip those cinematicss.:hea:

da tomb raider!
23-06-08, 17:08
Interesting. Thanks for posting. :wve:

;2805137']To be continued
The will of Crystal Dynamics teams is to close the trilogy with coherence. Still on the track of her roots and her identity since the Legend episode, the explorer keeps searching for her mother.

It's been confirmed. I'm officially skipping each and every cut-scene in TRU. I refuse to be subjected to such muck.

Drone
23-06-08, 17:08
WTF! Is Natla a lesbisan...?

lol! :vlol:

;2806013']
- The Kraken will only bow before your ingeniosity, not your srength.


as always forced battle

silver_wolf
23-06-08, 17:24
it'd be nice to get some of this media in the States

KC Mraz
23-06-08, 17:53
;2806107']- Thor's Hammer can distort space-time


I smell Legend's continuation :jmp:.

Sir Croft
23-06-08, 17:53
Thanks Clara! I want those new renders! T.T

Zebra
23-06-08, 17:55
I smell Legend's continuation :jmp:.

You are happy about THAT?

AshesBorn
23-06-08, 18:00
Zebra
I am happy =D

silver_wolf
23-06-08, 18:02
yes, zebra, believe it or not, some of us like the Legend story. maybe it has something to do with it being a story that can actually be understood.

Dark Lugia 2
23-06-08, 18:02
Interesting. Thanks for posting. :wve:



It's been confirmed. I'm officially skipping each and every cut-scene in TRU. I refuse to be subjected to such muck.



what was you expecting? :confused: After legend it was so obvious she'd be back on this mother mission again. :P

da tomb raider!
23-06-08, 18:05
what was you expecting? :confused: After legend it was so obvious she'd be back on this mother mission again. :P

That's true, but now it's official. :p

KC Mraz
23-06-08, 18:05
You are happy about THAT?

Yup. Me dont like plot holes y'know.

silver_wolf
23-06-08, 18:08
Interesting. Thanks for posting. :wve:



It's been confirmed. I'm officially skipping each and every cut-scene in TRU. I refuse to be subjected to such muck.

you know there is the possibility that it will be less of a soap opera this time around.

just*raidin*tomb
23-06-08, 18:21
Thanks for the scans! This just may be the last bit of TRU Goodness I'll ever see. I'm officially going to stop looking at media until Underworld comes out to avoiding a large amount of spoilage.:wve:

tampi
23-06-08, 18:43
Thanks a lot Clara:)

_Lam
23-06-08, 19:13
Interesting. Thanks for posting. :wve:



It's been confirmed. I'm officially skipping each and every cut-scene in TRU. I refuse to be subjected to such muck.

:vlol:

Hahahahaha ! Best joke ever ! You will buy the game and skip the cutscene, I'm 99% sure you won't do this. The 1% is because I told you you won't do it so you will do that.

queve
23-06-08, 19:31
Theres only ONE horrible thing I’ve read in the thread:

;Brain-teaser
thanks to a two level help option allowing you to get a hint or the entire solution to the puzzle.

Optional or not...it really takes away a lot of the essence of Tomb Raider that we all love.

Its kind of insulting to have an option that reveals HOW to solve the ENTIRE puzzle.....ugh.

Everything else rocks.

Btw, I cant believe that pic is fan art! What about the other recent new render? Is that fake too?

da tomb raider!
23-06-08, 19:40
you know there is the possibility that it will be less of a soap opera this time around.

I doubt it. Don't forget who's developing the game.

:vlol:

Hahahahaha ! Best joke ever ! You will buy the game and skip the cutscene, I'm 99% sure you won't do this. The 1% is because I told you you won't do it so you will do that.

O-K...

Endow
23-06-08, 19:41
Theres only ONE horrible thing I’ve read in the thread:



Optional or not...it really takes away a lot of the essence of Tomb Raider that we all love.

Its kind of insulting to have an option that reveals HOW to solve the ENTIRE puzzle.....ugh.

Well Myst IV had the solutions to each of it's puzzle and it's a puzzle adventure game, not to mention one of the toughest logical puzzle games out there.

ben croft
23-06-08, 19:59
;2805137']
- Watching attentively the environment is essential to progress.


Oh sure! Just look for the obvious ledges, and you'll know where to go next.

:cen:

Evan C.
23-06-08, 20:02
Omg ben,again with the ledges? haha take it easy,we didn`t saw nothing ACTUAL compromising the game,those pictures are old.

ben croft
23-06-08, 20:09
Omg ben,again with the ledges? haha take it easy,we didn`t saw nothing ACTUAL compromising the game,those pictures are old.

I'm not gonna stop with this whole 'obvious ledges' until I see the damn trailer and the new screenshots of the same area where I can see many obvious ledges.

:wve:

BoyTRaider
23-06-08, 20:26
Ben, to some extent I do agree with you... but let's wait till we get some more media, ok? I'm sure lots of the screens we got are old. And we can't completely make our minds up till we get a video. :) But I *crosses fingers* hope they don't make it too obvious either.

queve
23-06-08, 20:26
Well Myst IV had the solutions to each of it's puzzle and it's a puzzle adventure game, not to mention one of the toughest logical puzzle games out there.

But it feels kind of, whats the word?......sad?, silly?, annoying?.....well, it just feels wrong to have a TR game tell you what to do and where to go.

Sure the ledges Ben keeps talking about are one thing that should be removed to improve the game, but having that option just takes away the essence of the game.

At least, it does for me, even if I know Im not going to use it.

Endow
23-06-08, 20:33
But it feels kind of, whats the word?......sad?, silly?, annoying?.....well, it just feels wrong to have a TR game tell you what to do and where to go.

Sure the ledges Ben keeps talking about are one thing that should be removed to improve the game, but having that option just takes away the essence of the game.

At least, it does for me, even if I know Im not going to use it.

I don't like it having the option either (not that I'm going use it myself) but I can understand that TR appeals to different audiences.

Anyway, Myst IV is the ultimate example. In that game anything you do is a puzzle. That didn't stop me from enjoying and in fact being stuck in the game though.

gtkilla
23-06-08, 20:36
Great article and pics! :tmb: Thanks! :hug:

I'm starting to see the asian/anime-ness people are talking about in the new render...:o I don't like it...What happened to the early render face, or even the one from Legend and Anniversary? Why does she have to look different all the time? Bah..

And "intimate"? The only character I can recall that's been intimate with Lara was Kurtis (sort of)...:pi:

Drone
23-06-08, 20:38
But Kurtis isn't her enemy :whi:

Ward Dragon
23-06-08, 20:39
Thanks for posting scans and the translation :D

I got the impression from the translation of the article that Underworld will conclude the Legend/TRA parents storyline. If that's actually true, then yay! I'm already looking forward to TR9 which will hopefully not involve her family XD

Anyhow, Underworld is still looking very good and I can't wait for the demo (which of course will not be for another several months, but still :p)

Edit: She was pretty intimate with Larson -- I don't think she's ever sat on anyone before :vlol:

Edit 2: Optional hints are fan-frikkin'-tastic. I would so much rather be able to turn off all hints and play on my own than have to suffer through mandatory hints all over the place.

Sweets
23-06-08, 20:40
Ugh more Mama Drama I see....Oh well, can't say I didn't expect it. Everything else looks/sounds great so far. Thank you for posting :tmb:

-Roli-
23-06-08, 20:43
Clara, you will upload HQ scan later?:)

Sir Croft
23-06-08, 20:46
Theres only ONE horrible thing I’ve read in the thread:



Optional or not...it really takes away a lot of the essence of Tomb Raider that we all love.

Its kind of insulting to have an option that reveals HOW to solve the ENTIRE puzzle.....ugh.

Meh... It's just for the casual gamers, they aren't smart enough for Tomb Raider, so they decided to makes things easier for them. It may me good news, receiving the solution of the puzzle as an option (which I don't think they will actually put in the game) means that the puzzles are way harder now. :D

I'm not gonna stop with this whole 'obvious ledges' until I see the damn trailer and the new screenshots of the same area where I can see many obvious ledges.

:wve:

TBH, the Kraken screenshot is the only screenshot I can see obvious ledges. Those screens from Mexico didn't have such ledges, or they were better blended.

gtkilla
23-06-08, 20:47
But Kurtis isn't her enemy :whi:

Right. Totally forgot it said "enemies". I thought they referring to characters in general.

Edit: She was pretty intimate with Larson -- I don't think she's ever sat on anyone before :vlol:

Edit 2: Optional hints are fan-frikkin'-tastic. I would so much rather be able to turn off all hints and play on my own than have to suffer through mandatory hints all over the place.

Lmao :vlol: Yeah, but you're forgetting that there's absolutely no chance of him returning. He's dead remember. ;) = p

Ain't it great? :D I'm actually hopeful that I'll find myself stuck in a level at least once in the game. :jmp: lol

Ward Dragon
23-06-08, 20:51
Lmao :vlol: Yeah, but you're forgetting that there's absolutely no chance of him returning. He's dead remember. ;) = p

And Lara's going to the place where dead people are :p

Ain't it great? :D I'm actually hopeful that I'll find myself stuck in a level at least once in the game. :jmp: lol

Exactly :D If the hints system needs to be much better for the "casual" gamers, then I'm hoping that means the actual game is much more challenging with the hints switched off :D

Drone
23-06-08, 20:52
Right. Totally forgot it said "enemies". I thought they referring to characters in general.

I hope it's not Larson, Rutland or whatever. :whi:

And I ain't fond of intimacy with old dead characters :whi:

Ward Dragon
23-06-08, 20:52
And I ain't fond of intimacy with old dead characters :whi:

I'm sure that's not what it meant XD

Endow
23-06-08, 20:56
They are probably talking about Amanda.

Thanks for the scans and translation Clara :)

Drone
23-06-08, 20:59
I'm sure that's not what it meant XD
They are probably talking about Amanda

I'm too afraid even to think about it!!!

Amanda: Lara you fool all these years I loved you, let's do it here!
Lara: :eek: whatta ...

KC Mraz
23-06-08, 21:01
Amanda: Lara you fool all these years I loved you, let's do it here!
Lara: :eek: whatta ...

:mis: :vlol:

gtkilla
23-06-08, 21:03
And Lara's going to the place where dead people are :p

Why would Larson be in the Mayan and/or Norse Underword, though? Was he part Mexican or Nordic? :p

Exactly :D If the hints system needs to be much better for the "casual" gamers, then I'm hoping that means the actual game is much more challenging with the hints switched off :D

I know. The fact that the hint system practically gives them the solution instead of hinting should say something about Underworld's difficulty level. :tmb:

I hope it's not Larson, Rutland or whatever. :whi:

And I ain't fond of intimacy with old dead characters :whi:

Lmao how hilarious would it be if Lara got intimate with Natla? :D

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j307/RivendellHylia/LaraNatlakiss.jpg

Earthcane
23-06-08, 21:05
^^ Lol :p

Wow, amazing read- and great scans, too. Thanks, Clara! :tmb: :wve:

Lara doing cartwheels? cool.

And what's this about the Kraken being connected to the arctic levels?
I thought he was the Med. boss? :confused:

Drone
23-06-08, 21:07
Lmao how hilarious would it be if Lara got intimate with Natla? :D
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j307/RivendellHylia/LaraNatlakiss.jpg

Natla ??? She has an excuse she didn't see man/woman within so many thousand years inside her iced prison :vlol:

gtkilla
23-06-08, 21:12
Natla ??? She has an excuse she didn't see man/woman within so many thousand years inside her iced prison :vlol:

Lol She had fifty years to meet someone! I doubt she's been saving herself for Lara. :p

Drone
23-06-08, 21:16
Lol She had fifty years to meet someone! I doubt she's been saving herself for Lara. :p

yup she had 50 years but they said she's inprisoned again in tru :p

Ward Dragon
23-06-08, 21:19
Why would Larson be in the Mayan and/or Norse Underword, though? Was he part Mexican or Nordic? :p

Well, if Lara was right about the monomyth and the theory of Atlantis being the foundation for all known civilizations, then shouldn't all the underworlds be connected together?

ben croft
23-06-08, 21:23
TBH, the Kraken screenshot is the only screenshot I can see obvious ledges. Those screens from Mexico didn't have such ledges, or they were better blended.

Wow, you must be blind, then. :eek:

Drone
23-06-08, 21:25
Norse white ledges were definitely less obvious that Mayan.
In Mexico I managed to find only two screens with non-obvious ledges

gtkilla
23-06-08, 21:27
yup she had 50 years but they said she's inprisoned again in tru :p

Then she's got another ten years of pent up sexual frustration to get rid of, though probably not with Lara again. XD

Well, if Lara was right about the monomyth and the theory of Atlantis being the foundation for all known civilizations, then shouldn't all the underworlds be connected together?

If that's the case, then why would she need to go to Xibalba and the Norse Underworld? Although, we don't really know if she is going to the Norse U., just that she wants to. :pi:

Drone
23-06-08, 21:30
Then she's got another ten years of pent up sexual frustration to get rid of, though probably not with Lara again. XD

btw there is one inappr. question :whi: can Natla have children lol ...

Ward Dragon
23-06-08, 21:31
If that's the case, then why would she need to go to Xibalba and the Norse Underworld? Although, we don't really know if she is going to the Norse U., just that she wants to. :pi:

Exactly. I'm guessing that either she keeps going until she finds an underworld that she can actually get into, or that she needs an artifact from each underworld to get to her true goal. If it's the latter, then perhaps each underworld entrance is really far from the others so it's easier to leave and go to another entrance instead of just walking straight across through hell :p

bloodstormaoa
23-06-08, 21:34
Thanks for the translation Clara :tmb: Awesome read :D